Lately I have been approached by a few people who would like to start an Ooooby Project and would therefore like to understand the Ooooby Enterprise Model.
Ooooby.org is a social enterprise. Actually Ooooby.org is not a registered entity yet. It is simply a project within my personal company. The intention however is, in time, to form a type of entity. This will be a zero-dividend organisation. Meaning that it may generate profits, however the profits are not given to the shareholders. They are instead directed at supporting local food systems at the community level.
Ooooby.com is a commercial enterprise. It has not actually been formed yet either. Upon its formation it is intended that the shares will be owned by the following people.
(Domain access means the rights to use the ooooby.com domain name and rights to full access to the ooooby.org networks and databases for the purposes of providing or promoting goods and services to Ooooby members.)
This is a sort of licensing deal that stipulates that O.com must act within the parameters set by O.org. I like to refer to this as a yin yang arrangement between social and capital systems. O.org is like the steering wheel and O.com is like the motor.